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kayo Syllabification: kay·o
Pronunciation: /ˌkāˈō/
Boxing , informal

Definition of kayo in English:

noun (plural kayos)

A knockout.
Example sentences
  • Bernard's thirty-one kayos in forty-four fights will attest to his success in using this theory.
  • In 1959 he scored four straight kayos two of which were over rugged Joe Shaw and talented Al Andrews.
  • Following his disastrous kayo losses to Cassius Clay, Sonny was written off by the experts.

verb (kayoes, kayoing, kayoed)

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Knock (someone) out.
Example sentences
  • It was great you called him ignorant because he was trying to make you look bad on national TV and you kayoed him.
  • One month before Ellis defeated Quarry, Joe Frazier kayoed his amateur nemesis Buster Mathis in eleven rounds.
  • Would he have kayoed Williams had he not hurt his knee?


1920s: representing the pronunciation of KO.

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